Senior Internal Auditor
Location: Midtown Atlanta
Our client is in need of an experienced SOX auditor at a Senior Accountant level to wrap up the SOX testing and help with the audit. This role is requiring one who is a roll up your sleeves person and can/will get into the detail.
Ideally they would like someone who has T&E audit experience, intercompany experience, one who has implemented controls over business processes and who has done risk assessment
The manager is awesome! Extremely professional, smart, down to earth!
Actively participate in annual risk assessment activities and assist with the development of an audit plan that maps specific projects to the risks identified
Understands the company's vision, mission, and strategy; understands business unit objectives and sets/accomplishes individual performance goals accordingly.
Identify business process risks; assist Director and VP with the development of the internal audit plan using a risk-based approach in conjunction with senior management, line of business management and external auditors.
Responsible for the coordination and execution of multiple audits; following Internal Audit Charter developed by the CAE and approved by the Audit Committee of the Board.
Perform project management duties in the planning, scheduling, coordinating, reviewing and reporting of the work of internal auditors and provide expertise in auditing standards, performance criteria, and audit requirements.
Prepare audit programs, perform or review testing, and facilitate remediation of control findings. The focus of this responsibility will include financial, operational, compliance, IT, and other types of audits necessary to support the annual audit plan.
Support continuous improvement activities related to overall internal audit approaches, tools and methodologies, and productivity
Support efforts to drive efficiency and automation of Sarbanes-Oxley Program and testing approaches;
Rationalize and overhaul current SOX 404 program to include approach and testing methodology, process documentation format, and coordination with external auditor and co-sourcing firm.
Assist Director with testing of the Company's Sarbanes-Oxley 404 program, focusing on testing compliance in the most efficient and effective manner; execute and review work performed, evaluate exceptions/deficiencies, coordinate work with Company's external auditor, and communicate results to appropriate stakeholders.
Assist management with the SOX process documentation change management function, to help facilitate the effective and efficient planning and implementation of changes to financial and operational processes and controls.
Execute tasks/testing for investigations and management requests on an as-needs basis; provide ad-hoc analysis and reports as requested.
Develops reports to the Audit Committee on the company's system of internal controls, significant audit recommendations, and investigations into fraudulent activity.
Identify opportunities for enhancing efficiency and effectiveness of operational, financial, and compliance processes.
Effectively interface with various levels of management; maintain and develop relationships with external auditors.
Manage, mentor and support the efforts of the Internal Audit team (including any outsourced internal auditors) and assist Director to establish short and long term departmental goals. Ensure necessary training occurs for Internal Audit organization.
Act as a key liaison with the external auditors and co-sourcing firm on a day-to-day basis.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of changes and developments in the industry, regulatory environment, and audit profession
Maintain confidentiality of data/materials/information received and/or reviewed with business lines
Strong internal control orientation; solid understanding of auditing, GAAP, PCAOB Audit Standards, SOX Section 404, risks and controls
Professional designation required; CPA Strongly preferred; CIA, CISA or CFE plus
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in applying the principles and practices of internal auditing in accounting, financial, and operational environments, including auditing business functions and information technology systems
Demonstrated ability to coordinate efforts, prioritize, and effectively manage co-sourced party and multiple projects
Self-starter with high degree of initiative, dependability, and ability to work with little supervision
Highly organized and detail oriented. Excellent time management, analytical, communications and interpersonal skills. Ability to meet deadlines, multitask, prioritize and work independently.
Strong documentation (reporting, narratives, and flowcharts) and verbal communication skills
Ability to work effectively with various disciplines within and outside the organization.
Supervisory experience with leadership skills including strong abilities to teach and coach; experience managing direct reports to achieve deadlines/audit plan requirements
Knowledge of information technology tools used in the audit process including IDEA, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Excel, TeamMate, Visio, etc.
Ability to effectively interact with company leaders
Ability to thrive in a team environment working both within the department and on cross-functional teams to solve multi-faceted business issues
Strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, and problem solving skills